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The Roman Catholic Church spent millions of dollars that were supposed to go to residential school survivors on lawyers, administration, a private fundraising company and unapproved loans, according to documents obtained by CBC News. The documents include a host of other revelations. They appear to contradict the Catholic Church's public claims about money paid to survivors. "There are also a large number of serious accounting discrepancies that are alarming to Canada," states one document, a 53
British drone insurer Flock has raised $17 million from investors in early-stage funding led by venture investor Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital, Flock said on Thursday. Flock started out insuring commercial drones, and added car and van fleets last year. Trends such as ride-sharing and same-day delivery require new types of insurance, CEO Ed Leon Klinger said, as the world also looks ahead to driverless cars.
A week after the U.S. government surprised many by announcing the land border with Canada would remain closed for the time being, the exact reasons for that decision remain shrouded in secrecy. Not even American members of Congress have been given a detailed explanation for the decision. Congressman Brian Higgins of New York said the lack of information is leading to confusion among his constituents. "The silence from this administration about the northern border is maddening," said Higgins, who
Ottawa-Gatineau area confirmed COVID-19 cases Recent developments: More than three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ottawa reported eight more COVID-19 cases Wednesday. What's the latest? The Ontario government says it wants to boost the operating capacity of the province's hospital system to up to 115 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels to address a backlog of surgeries and procedures delayed by the pandemic. This move comes after Ontario's chi
Mandatory masks in indoor spaces and a slew of public health measures will be reinstated in the Central Okanagan as public health officials today declared a COVID-19 outbreak over rising cases in the health area. There have been about 240 cases of COVID-19 in the last week, representing more than half of new cases in the province. The area has less than four per cent of B.C.’s population. “We need to focus additional measures to reduce transmission,” said Interior Health chief medical health off
Tenants of an Ottawa highrise allege building management failed to notify either tenants or police after several bikes worth thousands of dollars were stolen from the apartment's bike room earlier this month. Those who live in the Phoenix Apartments building at 1316 Carling Ave., which is across the street from Westgate Mall, said perpetrators smashed the window of the apartment's bike room sometime during the week of July 12, before cutting several locks and stealing as many as four bikes. Brit
After a small dip last week, the price of gas in Newfoundland and Labrador is back up again. In its weekly pricing adjustment, the province's Public Utilities Board raised the maximum price of gas by 1.2 cents per litre, all but erasing last week's drop of 1.4 cents per litre, which came after three consecutive weeks of record high prices in the province. The maximum price per litre, effective Thursday morning, is now $1.545 per litre of self-serve on the Avalon Peninsula. In southern Labrador,
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By American standards, Canadian inflation looks pretty tame. But the picture painted by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell suggests we should expect price rises to continue for a while yet. Hours after Statistics Canada reported inflation had declined to 3.1 per cent here — below the previous month's 3.6 per cent, but still above the Bank of Canada's target range — Powell expressed fears that future consumer prices could be "higher and more persistent." The U.S. economy is heating up faste
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause. Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when. “The vaccine will be given to those who need
Europe's largest mobile phone tower operator Cellnex reported a wider first-half net loss of 67 million euros ($79.15 million) on Thursday but raised its full-year revenue and core earnings outlook as it consolidates recent acquisitions. The Spanish company's net debt barely changed in the first-half of the year, totalling 6.6 billion euros, while it said it has available liquidity worth 18.6 billion euros.
The defence lawyer for the first person charged under Hong Kong's national security law argued on Thursday at a final mitigation session before sentencing that his client was a "decent young man" who did something very stupid. Tong Ying-kit, 24, could be sentenced on Friday to several years to life imprisonment after being found guilty by a panel of three judges in the High Court for "terrorist activities" and "inciting secession" in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city's judicial landscape. Judges Esther Toh, Anthea Pang and Wilson Chan - picked by city leader Carrie Lam to hear national security cases - ruled on Tuesday that this slogan was "capable of inciting others to commit secession".
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 29 ... What we are watching in Canada ... A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada's blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is increasing as a result. Tracy Smith from Canadian Blood
The City of Ottawa is looking for a digital platform of its own to scrape short-term rental platforms, which would help crack down on people who might flout a new bylaw. The bylaw approved in spring 2021 requires permits for listing short-term rentals on websites such as Airbnb, and hosts can only list their principal residences or rural cottages with a maximum of 10 guests. The city began phasing in the new rules this June, though zoning elements of the new rules are being appealed. The city ha
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: The province's reopening plan begins wi
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's BT said on Thursday postponed overseas projects by the telecoms group's multinational customers hurt first-quarter revenue, taking the shine off better-than-expected earnings and the progress in building its fibre network. Chief Executive Philip Jansen said the quarter was overall in line with the company's expectations, as a good performance in Britain offset challenging conditions in its Global unit. BT reported a better-than-expected 3% rise in adjusted core earnings to 1.87 billion pounds ($2.61 billion) on revenue 3% lower at 5.07 billion pounds for the end-June quarter.
Highlights: Communities continue to shift away from mass clinics to reach the unvaccinated. Quebec will offer AstraZeneca recipients a third mRNA dose if needed for travel. One eastern Ontario health unit topped the province in vaccination rates. Every Thursday, CBC Ottawa brings you this roundup of COVID-19 vaccination developments throughout the region. You can find more information through links at the bottom of the page. There have been more than 3 million doses administered in the wider Ott
MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters) -Three people died in a forest fire in southern Turkey on Thursday where authorities were battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson, the country's AFAD disaster agency and the agriculture minister said. Dozens of villages as well as some hotels were evacuated, and television footage showed burnt buildings and people fleeing across fields as firefighters on the ground and in helicopters tried to contain a blaze in Manavgat, 75 km (45 miles) east of the Mediterranean resort of Antalya. Officials have said that more than 60 wildfires have erupted across 17 provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts this week, with the presidency vowing to hold to account those responsible for the "attacks".
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CALGARY — A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada's blood supply. Several provinces have started lifting restrictions — most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan — and demand is up as a result. "As provinces slowly open up, there's some return to normal activities. Hospital demand is increasing," said Tracy Smith, the Prairies and Northwest Territories donor relations director for the Canadian Blood Service. "You can ima